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am almost through reading "Remembering Charles Kuralt" and enjoying
the personal remembrances. I saw him every Sunday morning for so many
years he was part of my life. I wept at his final broadcast and I
really appreciate Mr Grizzle publishing his final words on his last
appearance. Forgive him? There is nothing to forgive. No different
than Edward R Murrow, his idol, who also strayed. I have learned,
during my long life, not to judge others. None of us is without "sin". Liz
Tue Jun 25 6:15:13 2002
just finished reading "A Life On The Road" and thoroughly enjoyed
it, as I have all of everything he had done on television.
book was funny, informative and a pleasure to read. But I noticed
in it several times where it seemed that Mr. Kuralt was almost apologizing
to his family and friends as he explained his "Life On The Road."
USA Today article mentioned a conversation between Mr. Kuralt and
a long-time friend shortly before he died, where the friend stated
that Charlie had no premonition that the end was near. Well,maybe
he did, and maybe he didn't. But,if you read some of the passages
in this book, you get the feeling that he was trying, in a bit of
a round-about way, to set the record straight.
way, I liked Charles Kuralt the very first time I saw him on television.
No, make that, the very first time I 'Heard' him on television.
I just knew that there was a kind, gentle and sincere person behind
that voice. And over the years just by the reports he did about
average people and simple things, I know I was right.
to his infidelity, that was his and his wife's business. Not mine
or anyone else's. It was his honest, home-grown reporting that allowed
us to get to know him in the first place, not his private life.
He didn't come on TV and say, "Good evening. This is Charles Kuralt
and I am having an affair..." That's nobody's business, and it pisses
me off to think that something so stupid, so 'human' and so immaterial
to who this man was as a journalist and otherwise good person, could
diminsh everything else he has done that is good. I personally don't
care if he had sex with Monica Lewinsky too ,it will never change
my mind about the way I felt about him as a 'reporter, and all of
the good,honest reporting he brought to the American public. And
the man he was to me.
bottom line is,would you rather listen to another news report about
the supposed whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, or a fifteen year old
story with Charles Kuralt reporting on sweet potato farming? Me,
I choose the latter. Thank you for giving me the chance to speak
my mind. Michael
Mc Millian MichaPope@aol.com
- Sun Jun 23 3:43:54 2002
live one street over from where Charles and his brother Wallace Jr.
grew up. Eventhough I have only lived there for the past 10 years,
I enjoy hearing all the stories told by the older neighbors about
Charles and Wallace growing up. I am in my late 30's and just met
Justin Kuralt, Wallace's son, Charles' nephew. Like his uncle and
I am sure his father, a genuinely nice guy. I am sure it runs in the
family. The comments you made about Charles Kuralt are evidently true
and he will be remembered more for his excessively nice personality
than his excesses in other areas. I'm looking forward to reading the
Mon Jun 17 13:51:46 2002This note, originally sent to CBS "Sunday Morning,"
came to me from Kuo Yen Ng, whose mission is to unrelentingly remind
CBS that Charles Kuralt should be honored by the network.
Hey, guys and girls,
Coming soon is the anniversary of the passing of Charles Kuralt, a
one person assault on the banalities of communication, who uplifted
Sunday Mornings for his stay.
Please show some class around July 4 and reprise a segment of Kuralt
as we remembered him. Let his voice hover over the fireworks.
one small voice, Kuo Yen Ng Ralph Grizzle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sun Jun 9 0:14:03 2002I loved the way he made me feel on Sunday morning,
a little more thankful that I lived in such a beautiful country -
a little more blessed that the people he introduced in his stories
were the common folk like myself.
He made my life so much nicer. Thank you God, for Mr. Kuralt. Joann Lindsay <email@example.com>
- Thu Jun 6 0:36:21 2002I was a classmate of Wallace (Wally) Kuralt and
knew the family. At a recent class reunion, not attended by Wally,
classmates were still trying to understand why Charlie maintained
two families. For us just didn't fit with the rest of the Charlie
we knew. Virginia Bagby Hutcheson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wed Jun 5 6:06:49 2002The
apparent double life of Charles Kuralt does not in anyway diminish
the fond memories that I have of him and his great works. His contribution
to our American way of life cannot be diminished by any means. He
became an important part of my life for several years, although I
never had the pleasure of meeting him personally. He will be remembered
by me and millions of others for his unparelled contribution to our
lives. There is no way to amply describe how I became to feel about
Charles Kuralt and his wonderful work. I hope he is amused by all
this chatter about his personal life from his HEAVENLY PERCH. John B Rhodes <email@example.com>
- Sun Jun 2 11:54:56 2002
An intellectually stimulating collection of insightful
and occasionally poignant commentaries, Charles Kuralt's People is
very highly recommended reading for students of the human condition in
and legions of Charles Kuralt fans in particular. — Midwest Book
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